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hitting new highss. later we will talk black friday and the holiday shopping season with macy's ceo terry lundgren. quite a scene at macy's flagship store in new york. people rushing to the stores. the risk on trade is alive and well with energy and crude-oil futures higher by 1%. there is oil at $88.20. i wanted to show you how your markets are doing as a move to the last hour of trading. let's get to the floor show with traders standing by at the new york stock exchange and the nymex. jonathan cortines at the stock exchange, jonathan and friends. volume typically is light, half of the normal volume. how does that skew the numbers from what you are seeing? >> it is a short trading session so volume is lighter coming in today, not as many people on the train and with light volume and a lot of volatility to the market so we can see the activity we have seen so far today. it has been a 1-way market. we are 160 points. the day after thanksgiving last year it was a down day. when there is not enough volume and not enough liquidity to support the market the headlines we sought out of europe co
.e.o. of macy's tells us for holiday shoppers the line between online and in-store is blurred like never before. and market monitor guest bernie schaeffer is making his list. we'll tell you what he's buying now. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." we begin with what has become the un-official post- thanksgiving past-time for many americans: shopping. the black friday doorbuster sales began earlier than ever. yesterday, in fact. but stores were busy with shoppers hunting for deals. holiday sales are expected to increase by about 4% this year, to more than $580 billion, according to the national retail federation. allison worrell kicks off out coverage of retail's big day. >> it's 5:30 in the morning at one of miami's most popular malls, and while it may look tame now, but this is the calm before the black friday shopping storm. >> reporter: from the victoria's secret's pink, to the apple store, people are enthusiastic about buying and it shows. david vaton is on the hunt for an ipad mini and he says when it comes to getting a good deal, sleep is overrated. >> i stayed up the whole night, i did not
morning for you. the balloons are filled, ready to go, talking about the 86th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. live for you along the parade route. >>> the president is behind her, now u.n. ambassador susan rice defendinging her record to critics taking her to task on benghazi. will it be enough? >>> celebrations in gaza. so far, the day-old cease-fire is holding but the real work begins. and that fragile cease-fire between israel and hamas militants brokered by the u.s. government and egyptian president morsi. it is less than 24 hours old. there is deep mistrust. civilians on both sides hoping the agreement will bring a permanent end to the deadly air strikes and rocket fire. in gaza with the i have latest, eamon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. for the first time in nine days the people of gaza were able to go about their business as usual in a place that usually is not very normal. so, for the first time they were able to wake up today after cease-fire declared last evening and shops and stores reopened people going back to their homes. throughout this conflict 9,000 or
suspended the associates in question. macy's is unmoved by the online petition to "dump trump." more than 550,000 people have signed the petition urging macys to jettison its donald trump branded clothing. according to petitioners, trump was particularly virulent in his attacks against president obama during the election and deserves to be fired. in a statement, macy's reinforced no plans to change, saying, "many of the individuals associated with products sold at macy's express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company." still to come, blockbusters are on marquees everywhere. which one will be the big winner this weekend? that's later on. but first, a legendary guitar maker pulls the plug on going public. paul eggers joins us for a few notes on the ipo market, coming up next. new stocks are hitting american exchanges in numbers not seen since the finacial crisis. 121 initial public offerings have priced this year, raising $41 billion, the most since 2007. still, as paul eggers reports, market conditions for every company looki
that don't step up to the plate are going to have difficulty. >> tom: macy's is one of those department stores trying to stay relevent. it's in the middle of a $400- million bricks-and-mortar renovation of it's flagship store in new york city. it's also investing in technology to beef up it's online presence. "n.b.r.'s" ruben ramirez caught up with macy's c.e.o. terry lundgren in new york this morning and began by asking him how sales are going. both in store and on-line. >> they're both growing and that's the good news for us and while the online business has been spectacular for macy's for several years, we really look at the consumer as an omnichannel consumer. so she comes in, she does her research on her phone. she decides what store she wants to shop. what items she wants to shop for. maybe going back to her desk and pulling the trigger there. so i think that's what happening today. so the line between online and physical stores is blurred. >> reporter: the past several years consumers have opened their wallets around the holidays but come january it seemed that that optimism fade
that played a role in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. . >> welcome back to the khou channel 11 ktvu morning news. confetti is a traditional part of the parade but a college student attended the parade with some friends and noticed some of the confetti contained confidential information. >> we found incident reports from police and license plates numbers... >> detectives had social security numbers and other sensitive information. it is investigating how the shredded documents and macy's only uses multi- colored paper, not shredded paper. >>> it will cost you more than $107,000 last year, up for 6% last year. the price for french hens, pipers are piping, drummers drumming, the price of pair trees is also up and the cost with tartuffes and lords are leaping held steady. >>> let's check back in with tara on traffic, it's going to be a crazy commute with the fog. >> it is, we have some heavy fog advisories for most of your area bay bridges, the golden gate venetia bridge and here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is definitely rough out there so give yourself some extra time ou
thanksgiving, everybody. and just down the street 16 giant balloons ready to take place for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. we are live from the parade route straight ahead. >> hello, kitty. >> after days of violent conflict, a seize -- cease fire for israel and hamas appears to be holding. we are live on the ground in the israeli-gaza border. >> and a bankruptcy judge moving forward to shut down the company after union talks fail. for the last time, are twinkies really gone forever. >> folks folks begins right now. - fox and friends begins right now. >> we'll use juliet. >> she does the turkey call. >> 16 years of it >> my kids had their first twinkie they said oh, my goodness. we have missed this. and now they don't want the twirchingy to go away. >> have they tried the zinger. ngood point. >> sorry son it is going away. it is thanksgiving. many of you are getting up my wife is geth house ready for thanksgiving. >> we have mother-in-law. >> had a thanksgiving emergency. cynthia was late, she was really on time. delayed a bit because she had a fire in her oven. she had to call t
thursday morning. folks, it's macy's day thanksgiving parade time. >> a time-honored tradition. >> so exciting! >> another time-honored tradition is our jason carol, who's always along the parade route. welcome to "early start" and happy thanksgiving. i'm alina cho. >> good morning, i'm brooke baldwin. berman and zoraida both have the day off. it's 6:00 ones the east coast. good to be with you. we'll get back to the macy's thanksgiving day parade in just a moment. but we want to begin with something that many people around the world are really thankful for this morning. the cease-fire is holding between israel and gaza this morning. in gaza city, where so much blood spilled over the last eight days, palestinians are celebrating in the street. you can hear the horns honking, mosques were blaring, all the last several hours, israel and hamas agreeing to halt all acts of aggression against each other. the cease-fire deal brokered largely by president obama and mohamed morsi, apparently making a real connection to stop the carnage. we'll have our coverage of the cease-fire with arwa damon
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favorite stars, the macy's thanksgiving day parade is just hours away. and matt, savannah, and al are right in the middle of all the action "today," thursday, november 22nd, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. thanksgiving day, happy thanksgiving to you. >> happy thanksgiving, natalie. >> i'm natalie morales. >> and i'm willie geist. thanks for sharing part of your day with us this morning. whether you're waking up to stuff the bird or maybe just bracing yourself for the arrival of some of those relatives. >> expanding waistlines. >> a lot of new balloons, a lot of fun this morning. >> great balloons, a lot of great characters, some of your favorites and new ones, as well. all those kids will be smiling across the country. also performing on national tv. pop stars on floats. you've got to love it. it is always my favorite kind of day. and matt, savannah, and al are hosting nbc's coverage of the parade. we're going to see what's in store in just a few minutes. >> and a beautiful day for it, as well. >>> then as we mentioned, black friday quickly becoming black thursday
for women. >>> a petition with almost 400,000 signatures mushing macy's to drop donald trump. you're watching "early today." >>> stories making news this morning, new york governor andrew cuomo wants $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after sandy. almost 60,000 customers are still without power on new york's long island and all new jersey drivers can buy gasoline today as odd/even rationing ends. >>> over the next decade u.s. oil output is expected to surpass saudi arabia according to the international energy agency. by 2020, the u.s. could be the largest oil producer in the world. >>> kevin clash, the voice of elmo on sesame street is taking a leave of absence after allegations surfaced of a relationship with an underage male. clash admits to the relationship but says it was between two consenting adults. >>> the word of the year in the oxford american dictionary for 2012 is gif, which stands for graphics interchange format that can create simple animations and is widely used on the internet. others words include eurogeddon, super pac and super storm. >>> a new study finds a l
is not good though. >> when it comes to the weather it is. >> and finally this morning, macy's has some of the most spectacular holiday window displays but one of the most popular features this guy, former mayor willie brown unveiled this holiday window of adorable adoptable kids last night. this is the 26th year union square macy's has partnered with the animal shelter. they get those animals in. everies oohs and awes and some get adopted. >> macy's also helped raise 80,000 bucks for the spca in 2011. >> i've often thought we should have a few kittens on the set. >> i agree. can we talk the producer into that? >> chris, can we do that? join us tomorrow morning at 7: 7:30. ,,,,,,,,
. will it hold. >>> a new report on general petraeus. we have details. >> we are a few hours away from macy's thanksgiving parade on nbc. good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. >> the streets are clear this morning after the cease-fire went into effect. thousands went into the streets to celebrate the cease-fire. martin fletcher fletcher joins us from tel aviv, israel with the details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's all quiet. a couple of sirens went off but no rockets have been fired. so far the cease fire is holding about 14 hours after it went into effect at 9:00 local time last night. there were great celebrations in gaza last night, as you mentioned, celebrations by the palestinians, what they perceive as their victory over israel. in israel, no such scenes at all. there was no celebrations at all. here, there's a sense there's nothing much to celebrate. the question, as you mentioned, will the cease-fire hold. even defense minister said he does expect the agreement to be honored. on past experience, it could be a short term cease-fire, waiting to s
we've got the details. >>> and we are just a few hours away from the macy's. thanksgiving day parade right here on nbc. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 22nd, 2012. >>> and a very happy thanksgiving to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. the smoke-filled skies over the gaza strip are clear this morning after a cease-fire between israel and hamas went into effect just hours ago. thousands of people in gaza poured into the streets to celebrate the cease-fire. nbc's martin fletcher joins us live from tel aviv, israel, with those details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. the cease-fire went into effect 9:00 in the evening last night. that's 17 hours ago. and so far, so good. there were two early this morning sirens in the south of israel, warning sirens of rockets. turned out, they were just false alarms, though, so it is holding for the time being. and also, the israeli army has just given orders about an hour or two ago for the first of the army reserve soldiers that it called up for a possible ground invasion of gaza. 30,000 res
of manhattan at the annual macy's parade. >>> victims of super storm sandy were among those with front row seats at the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. [ music ] >> the event attracted more than 3 million people to check out colorful float, giant balloons, marching bands and other performers, some camped out to get a good spot but macy's gave 5000 prime spots to the victims of the storm and after the stormy weather relm it is as you can see sunny, over 50 degrees there in new york city. in addition to people along the parade route 50 million people watched the festivities on tv. >>> a thanksgiving tradition that has nothing to do with turkey begins today. the san francisco auto shop is at mosconi stir that features 800 cars and you will have a chance to drive 40 of those cars, it is the first time that opportunity has been offered. the show runs through monday. >>> we have posted more details about the show on our website. go to and look under hot topics for the web links section. >>> muni riders will soon be able to find out about delays on their route by checking their s
and some now -- a new parade route and new faces to the macy's thanksgiving day parade. who you can expect to see riding high in the sky. >> and the family of a young man shot on the first dave day of school is did -- day of school is asking you to give back in a blood drive. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so fun. >>> news time 5:40. changes are coming to the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> if you wonder what they are you will see new floats and a new parade route as well. so for the first time, in the parades, 86 year history the floats will make their way now down 6th avenue and organizers say that it's wider and allows more people to stand on the sidewalk and watch hundreds of volunteers practicing the day before the big parade. >> leading in the --
for the annual macy's tree lighting later this evening. retailers i spoke with earlier said the shopping traffic so far seems busier than last year, and shoppers seem to be in good spirits. thousands descended upon san francisco's union square taking part in black friday. >> we just went to macies. and decided to go take a picture in front of the tree and holiday spirit. >> reporter: overrule at at&t park, the lines ever for -- over at at&t park, the lines were for orange and black friday. single game tickets went on sale at 10:00 a.m. the cheap seats and special events went fast. >> world series. >> charm necklaces. world series cap. vogelsong bobblehead. >> one of my favorite players. >> but that was expensive. i don't know why. >> it's so thrilling. it's great. >> reporter: these international students needed a break after starting at 4:00 a.m. this was their first for ray into the black friday tradition. >> we just heard there is a black friday that is for shopping. >> we didn't start that early. we started at about 8:00 actually. but there were some pretty decent deals, stuff i couldn't p
. and it was really awful. >> i am not talking about it. anyway, macy's is getting a lot of pressure to dump donald trumps clothing line. there is even a petitio there is even a petition that has 50,000 signatures. macy said it is not dumping donald trump and the company's connection with him does not count as an endorsement of his belief. what do you guys think amax. >> all new yorkers want to live like him, but they feel guilty about it. >> if he wants to tweak whatever he believes, good for him and good for macy's. because they are the client. they supported the first amendment. let him say what he wants to stay. >> that is what is so beautiful about america. if you don't agree ith what he has to say, don't buy his products. >> you can expect macy's to take it away from everyone else. if you're mad at macy's, get mad at them and then eventually macy's, if enough people don't show up, they can be caught in a bind. >> everybody wants to be trump, everyone wants to live like him. >> it is big and it will sell. >> they make money. that's right. at the end of the day, it is all about "money." a broo
on a leash when you walked in the city. >> how about other animals. >> all of his friends will be at the macy's windows they are launching today. 26th year doing it ninth year at macy's. so tonight will be great unveiling ceremony. it starts at 5:00. hopefully we'll adopt a lot of animals. >> maybe he'll be one of them. >> he needs a lot of love. >> if you would like some love from rory call them or head down to union square. >> correct. >>> thanks for being here. >> cheryl: thank you, mike. >> kristen: a little bit too big to sit in the window. thanks for joining us. "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. we want to remind you about the new alarm clock app, download it from for free and get weather add traffic the morning you wake up. >> have a great weekend. [dramatic music] ♪ >> hello, and welcome to millionaire. joining me today and sitting at $31,600 is a magician who is just 1 question away
/san francisco. the stores began at midnight, macy's began at midnight and there are swarms of people there is always a lot of people and humans were but it is fully that right now. people are looking for great deals, and it is always- busy. however, when i asked what of what they got for christmas today. >> i got a sweater, jewelry. this is cute, relieve normal and jewelry. >> i got a vast, pace walker, and my mother something. a nash-sweater and a nice-cashmere sweater for my mom that was on sale. >> wasn't a good black friday deal? >> this was not locked. only $20 off. >> since deusser and steve madelyn. and my mother also did also got a pair of2 shoes from designer, steve madden. we will have live reports of the lighting of the christmas tree. and while charles is in san francisco alecia reed is in every bill. where there are a lot of activity in-- emeryville. >> there has been a steady stream of people all day and with the black friday deals the holiday shopping season has definitely begun. (music) >> is a festive a black friday at the emeryville shopping center people were out m
giving day parade two weeks away, maces tested -- with the thanksgiving day parade two weeks away, macy's tech and balloons. they are tested to make sure they flow properly on the parade route. this is the 86th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> my daughter will be very excited. >> veterans day tomorrow. lots of sunshine. about temperatures. mid-upper 60's. a storm approaches monday. monday look stride. pick up some clouds. still in the 60's chilly air by tuesday. >> thank you. thank you for joining us. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute
for the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> stuck santa. saint nick stalled during his entrance in front of hundreds of holiday shoppers. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 22, 2012. >>> good morning. on this thanksgiving day. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. on this thanksgiving, a cease-fire between israel and hamas that took effect last night looks to be holding. the deal was announced in cairo and ended eight days of fighting the new islamic egyptian government played a key role in brokering the u.s. backed truce. secretary of state hillary clinton called this a critical moment for the region. following a 24 hour cooling off period talks will resume on key issues like the israeli blockade. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations
, sports authority, macy's, and kohl's will open at midnight. more stores opening at midnight. >> other places are doing it, you better do it or they won't have mean left when it comes time for your opening. >> i think it's a positive thing to do. >> reporter: some shoppers are thrilled. >> i think it's a good thing. then you don't have to wake up at 3 in the morning and wait in line in the freezing cold. >> reporter: others think it's a terrible idea. >> i think it's a shame. there are some special days out of the year. >> reporter: many want to save the holiday as a time to spend with family. >> you want to go shopping on thanksgiving or have turkey? >> i want to have turkey. >> reporter: an online petition on asked target to take the high road and save thanksgiving by not opening on that day. more than 170,000 people have signed. one person calling the early opening a tad evil to make people work that holiday. for many, people wanting one of the door buster prices -- [ indiscernible ] -- it all seems worth it. >>> wal-mart employees may walk out on the job on black friday.
. >> good morning. >> he's already on the float. >> that's great. >> and ginger zee is at the legendary macy's thanksgiving day parade, right here in new york. hey, ginger. millions of people, on my way in this morning, i saw little kids wrapped in blankets, lining the parade routes, hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous floats and balloons. they blew them up last night outside of the museum of natural history. i sent my boys to watch. they were underwhelmed. >> they were standing by people my height. i apologize for that. >>> and lessons from our dear robin's journey. her bone marrow transplant has inspired so many people. 56,000 people have become bone marrow donors, giving the most precious gift, the gift of life. always great to see her. >> and what an impact she's having, even in her absence right now. >>> we know you're about to start cooking your feast. we have last-minute tips for you, from cutting the turkey, to adding some dips to the favorites you might be serving, on the side. we have your favorite 911, with sara moulton, there at the turkey, ready. and trust me, people call ho
raining on the parade. thousands of pieces of confetti that rained down on the macy's thanksgiving day parade on thursday. the confetti not provided by macy's, by the way. some of it contained readable information. bank account details, social security numbers and even information about mitt romney's motorcade. it was from the nassau county police department. an investigation is underway. macy's says it uses multicolored confetti. where did it come from? you can take a look at macy's stock today. connell: how about this story. no flu shot, no job. that is the message from one company. after they failed to get a required flu shot, they were out. that was it. they were given termination notices the day before thanksgiving. they had until december 3 to get the shot or get out. we have a doctor with us. the ceo of vital springs technology. what you think of this? >> welcome to obamacare. faced with the challenge of meeting to deal with all of the new expenses. what they have to weigh is, do they force their employees to pay $20 or $25 to get the flu shot or do they end up, you know, eating
. coming up, the donald. backlash begins. over half a million people are calling on macy's to dump trump's products from their stores. all the details when we come back. stay with us. >>> birthism, sexism, climate change denial, twitter rants, you name it, all of those things i'm sure gets you in the christmas spirit. if so, macy's has the perfect product for you. the famed department store is feeling the heat after including professional troll donald trump in the store's new holiday ad campaign. check it out. >> what's with the get us, kriss kringle? >> i'm santa claus. >> let me see for myself. >> go ahead and pull it. >> get it, to macy's it's awful funny that trump is a birther. he doesn't just harass the president of the united states, he questions if santa himself is telling the truth. over half a million customers are not laughing. they don't like it. that's how many people have signed a to stop features his products and featuring him in their ads. their statement reads, macy's says it has a strong obligation to be "socially responsible" and that "actions speak louder t
, macy's at union square is joining the black friday madness after opening at midnight for the first time ever. city target on mission excited shoppers filed through front doors 9:00 last night. overall things appeared well-organized by employees. a few shoppers rushed to the electronics section a lot of people waited in line for hours for a shot at one of those sale priced tv's. shoppers at a san leandro wal-mart found more than bargains protesting employees handed out leaflets complaining of low wages and unsafe conditions one told us you can't talk to wal-mart management about things they don't want to hear. >> aid -- [ inaudible ] >> most of the shoppers ignored the protests charges of retaliation are the subject of a lawsuit before the national labor relations board. >> it is not too late to check out black friday deals before you head out the door. we've compiled a list of stores you can browse their sale ads on look under see it on tv. >>> 6:06 now. traffic and weather together, next. live look outside, the san mateo bridge and traffic is just as light as you think it
different about macy's thanksgiving day parade. for one thing it doesn't go up broadway because they put the weird turning lanes in there so they had to go up sixth avenue which was weird for us. weirder, a couple of people showed up to watch the event found confidential police records in the confetti including social security numbers. early holiday shopping numbers are in. they are big. we will look how the retailers are doing. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. those little things for you, life's about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for ily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications,
weekend. these clashes may be a beginning of an active weekend macy's in new york was the plan. one sales person peeked open the and everyone flooded in. you couldn't pay me enough to shop on black friday? how about you? >> we were sitting around and she was exhausted and did an incredible dealdole with the food. anyone want to go to target. >> i have done that a couple of years >> she was like, it is nice to be cooped up in the house and get a break would you do it? >> no. >> go for a walk. >> and the problem is, being around all of those people and the stress and i have a big mouth and i am sure you are shocked by that. >> get out? >> if someone gets sassy with me. it is not good. >> you wouldn't be good at that walmart. >> what did you say? >> we'll have more on black friday. and the other story we are following, eight days of fierce fighting 160 people dead and others injured. cease fire between israel and hamas is holding up. >> live in jerusalem, interesting to see president morsi with a power grab on thursday as well. good morning to you, hope you had a good thanksgiving, leland .
. my choice. my meineke. the. >>> no stranger to controversy, even pokes fun of himself in this macy's commercial. take a look. >> i'm santa claus. >> let me see for myself. >> oh, go ahead, pull it. >> see, tommy, i told you he was real. >> you also said that about the easter bunny. >> trumps recent twitter ramp e rampage, it went too far. the online petition to have macy's boot trump to yes over half a million signatures. alison kosik is continuing to follow this story from new york. so, i -- i mean, he has a perfume, who would want to smell like donald trump? >> it's not just perfume. the ties, suits, everything. this also involves cher. when was the last time we heard about cher? i may have heard a song from the '90s. it's between cher as well. you mentioned that petition that's online where over a half million people are signing on. they're asking for macy's to pull its trump merchandise. it's a reaction to negative comments he made during the election about president obama and it's prompted some mud slinging on twitter with cher saying i'll never go o to macy's again and trump
. macy's' same-store sales popped 4.1%, while target saw a smaller increase of 2.4% - lower than analyst expectations. however, superstorm sandy remains a concern going forward. analysts think some consumers along the east coat may have spent extra preparing for sandy and that it could have an impact on christmas spending. retailers hope the spending trend continues into the holiday shopping season. big retailers such as best buy, macy's, kohl's and walmart all open bright and early at 12 am on black friday. kmart opens at 5 am and toys 'r' us at 9 am. and online shopping isn't left out - amazon will offer limited- time specials as part of its "black friday deals store." in corporate earnings, exxon topped earnings expectations even though profits fell 7% to $9.5 billion. the oil company blames a drop in production and falling prices at the gas pump. at avon, revenue dropped 8% to $2.5 billion. the ceo admits earnings were disappointing and improvements will take time. pringles chipped in crisp sales at kellogg, pushing the cereal maker's revenues up 12% to $3.7 billion. and, pfizer's re
brought to you by macy's. not only is there an east coast storm to talk about. there's a west coast storm to get really into detail with the next half hour. george, elizabeth? let's go back inside. >> the storms just keep coming around. >> chris christie said i'm waiting for the pestilence and the locusts. after -- >> how much more? how much more? you think about the heavy snow and what it's doing to the partially damaged trees after sandy. >> i'm just thinking about the folks in staten island and new jersey displaced. we're thinking about you guys. >> we sure are. >>> coming up on "gma," we have another story. the married father accused of terrorizing highway drivers across the midwest in more than two dozen shootings. what made him snap? >>> and the brazen robbery caught on tape. thieves on motorcycles racing through a mall. stealing hundreds of dollars of jewelry in a high-speed heist. >>> and fashion fight. the war of the roses between tory burch and her ex. >>> and girl power on the gridiron. wait until you meet sam. means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage
, the macy's thanksgiving day parade is less than two weeks away. and macy's tested out three new balloons, papa smurf, elf on the shelf and el hello kitty making their debut appearances in the parade. they are tested for buoyancy and lift before allowed to float down the manhattan route. thank you for joining us for nbc bay area news. we have a new "saturday night live" up next. host is anne hathaway and musical guestry hanna. >> darn it, darn it all to heck. >> hello, mitt. >> hello ann. >> what are you doing on the balcony? >> thinking. >> you ran a wonderful campaign,
part in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> have you heard? the search of the high school band is making sweet music marching its way to new york city. they have been invited to play in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. last night, they held a final rehearsal. the parade is the first event for the saratoga band. you can watch the parade right here on nbc bay area that's on thanksgiving day, of course, at 9:00 a.m. when the turkey is in the oven. >> snoopy will be floating along. >> have a great weekend, everybody.
. >> all of his friends will be at the macy's windows they are launching today. 26th year doing it ninth year at macy's. so tonight will be great unveiling ceremony. it starts at 5:00. hopefully we'll adopt a lot of animals. >> maybe he'll be one of them. >> he needs a lot of love. >> if you would like some love from rory call them or head down to union square. >> correct. >>> thanks for being here. >> cheryl: thank you, mike. >> kristen: a little bit too big to sit in the window. thanks for joining us. "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. we want to remind you about the new alarm clock app, download it from for free and get weather add traffic the morning you wake up. >> have a great weekend.
when the clock struck midnight at macy's here in midtown manhattan. 11,000 customers waiting in the middle of the night at that one store alone. and across the country, throughout the day today, along with the customers, the security guards, trying to keep the peace. and they were needed. look at this. just one of the flareups. two customers getting into a fight in a parking lot, a guard pulling one off the other. and when you widen out, you can see other customers in the crowd taking pictures with their cell phones. what happened to the holiday spirit? abc's john schriffen live tonight in columbus circle and john, you've got it all for us. good evening. >> reporter: david, good evening. all day, from shoppers, we've seen the good, the bad and the what were you thinking? when it comes to a discount, you might not believe what some people are willing to fight for. >> here we go! >> reporter: at midnight, when the gate went up, the crowd poured into this victoria's secret in tulsa. all for this. a pink shiny gift bag filled with purr fume and lotions. one of the deals that had
thanks to better weather, and folks here in good spirits. this is macy's 23rd annual great tree lighting. 23,000 l.e.d. lights. the ceremony kicking off. singer chrisman will be here, as well as the make a wish foundation. and of course it's macy's tree lighting, part of the holiday tradition for so many. >> their first time here in town, and i wanted to show them the city and san francisco, and why not come over here and see the tree get lit up. >> i'm excited that i'm going to the tree, and i'm going to see the lights, and i'm so excited! >> reporter: we're talking to a lot of people out here who say they have been waiting their whole lives to see this. this tree lighting set to go up at 6:40 this evening, and we will be here and bring it to you later this evening. >>> and a holiday hiatus for work on the central subway, so getting around union square could get a little easier on big holidays. no construction yesterday, today, or again on christmas day or new year's day. construction is also stopped on stockton and ellis until january, and the streets will be reopened to tra
for kids mind you. sledding will continue tomorrow starting at 9:00 in the morning. >> macy's 23rd annual great tree lighting took place tonight. singers from the make a wish foundation and san francisco school of the arts were on hand. >> oh my gosh that's so cute. >> macy's also partnering up to showcase adoptable animals in union square. this year's theme iconic san francisco neighborhoods. last year was the event's most successful. placing more than 300 animals raising 80,000-dollars the window's staying open until january first. >> a lot of folks in town for the holiday. they couldn't have picked a better weekend. >> what a weekend to visit san francisco. perfect weather outside. guess what it's not over yesterday. mid to upper 60 thursday and friday. saturday and sunday will be milder. the lights. beautiful evening outside. san francisco is one of the mild spots. at 58 degrees. san jose at 53. oakland 56. livermore, 47. santa rosa, 46 degrees. doppler radar is coming up dry. when it changes it's going to change. adding to rainfall totals for the end of november. oakland above normal
's michelle franzen has been out in the crowds today, she joins us in front of macy's, the flagship store in new york. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, kate. consumer confidence has been improving over the last few months, and retailers are hoping that new excitement along with the emotions of the holiday season will translate into a boost in sales. the hunt for deals today paid off for donna bunk, who was just getting started with her holiday shopping in new york city. >> not expecting to get a pair of boots but when you walk past these and they're only $30, how could you go wrong? >> reporter: just the attitude retailers are banking on that the crucial holiday shopping season off and running. >> i had to buy a suitcase to take home, because i've been shopping for about four days. don't tell anybody. >> reporter: the frenzy started on thanksgiving day when black friday early bird promotions turned into a feast for shoppers. those doorbuster deals on everything from flat screen tvs to must have toys, getting snapped up as consumers got swept up in the frenzy. sales are e
'll tell you one thing. from now on, i'm going to be a regular macy customer. >> the department store was an emporium, a place that basically carried everything for everybody. it really was the social center of a city. >> reporter: michael lysica is a department store historian. he can rattle off the many names of department stores who have gone out of business in the past 50 years. >> filene, jordan marsh, fox, allen, clothier, lip brothers... >> reporter: not to mention marshal fields, kimballs, wanamakers, all names from the past. just look at the list of the big merchants of the mid '60s. only one of the stores you see here, macy's still exists today. >> i'm sorry to say i think the era of department store is passed and i really miss it. >> reporter: which brings us to j.k. penny, the 110-year-old merchandiser is struggling to finds its way. enter new ceo ron johnson who came here from cutting-edge retail powerhouse apple. >> my dream is to bring the department store back to its glory. the department store is really part of the fabric of the community. >> reporter: his assignment?
thanksgiving day parade, and today macy's began testing some of its new balloons. >>> and a warmup this weekend, but how long will it last? [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ >>> the thanksgiving day parade is less than two weeks away now. macy's spent the day today testing some of its new balloons. got papa suffer some, elf on the -- papa smurf, elf on the schepp shelf a -- on the shelf and hello kitty. plenty people came tout get a preview in east rutherford, new jersey. you can watch the 86th annual thanksgiving day parade here on nbc 4. >> i was going to say, it's more interesting to see it go down 34th street in new york city as opposed to through a parking lot in east rutherford, new jersey. >> it's fun to
are a week away from thanksgiving and it's hard to believe and to make sure macy's big parade goes off without a hitch, new balloons were inflated and flown outside for a test run. >> today's an amazing day for us. we have got two weeks before the macy's thanksgiving day parade and today we debuted the brand new balloons that will revealthemselves on thanksgiving poppa murph and elf on the shell and hello, kitty will be in her own plane. night anticipated 3 million people will line the parade route another 50 million are expected to wap it live on television. >>> sometimes thieves had stop at nothing to get what they want. >> we are talking about an atm. that's included in that list. and it may be heavy but that didn't stop these guys who brought in the heavy equipment to steal the money machine.
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